Leith Docks Entrance
vessel is, I think, ST SUNNIVA built by Hall Russell, Aberdeen in 1887.
She was the first 'purpose built' cruise vessel built in
the world. The reason I say 'think' is because there were two sister ships !!
The building in front left
of photo is the hydraulic pump house for opening and closing the
Albert Dock gates
In the centre background
can be seen the 'Victoria Swing Bridge'. When built, in 1874, it
was the largest swing bridge in UK . Now it is permanently
Immediately behind the
bridge is 'Leith Sailor's Home' now 'The Malmaison' hotel.
Off picture to the right
was Ramage & Ferguson's